Where Can I Donate Plasma In California And Get Paid?
If you live in The Golden State, you may be wondering, "?" The fact is you can donate blood all over the state. DoNotPay has a Clinical Trials product for donating plasma that can help you find the location nearest you and help you become a donor. Another thing you may want to know is how much each center will pay you for your plasma.
What Is Plasma and What Does It Do?
Plasma is found in your blood. It suspends red and white blood cells and platelets, but it is also a transportation system for nutrients and antibodies. It comprises water, electrolytes, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates.
Plasma is responsible for:
- Helping clot the blood.
- Carrying an array of substances through our bodies.
- Helping to fight disease.
- Carrying water and electrolytes to our muscles.
- Getting rid of waste in our blood.
- Treating a variety of health problems, disorders, and diseases.
Can I Donate Plasma and Get Paid for it?
We need plasma to be donated for emergencies. It would be pretty great if we could save lives and get paid for it, right? Well, there is good news, you can get paid for donating your plasma. There are plasma donation centers all over the state of California. When you find a donation center and decide to become a donor, you will get a gift card, and money will be uploaded onto it each time you donate.
How Often Can You Donate?
When you find out how easy it is to donate your plasma for money, you might be wondering, "How often can you donate plasma?" You might want to know if there are any health risks to donating too soon. Don't worry; the guidelines for donating are pretty clear.
- Some people can safely donate two times per week.
- Other people are urged not to donate more than twice per month.
- It all depends on factors, such as weight and the overall health of the donor.
What Are the Requirements?
You might be wondering, "How old do I have to be to donate plasma?" There are certain requirements, not just age, but other health factors. For example, here are a few of the standard plasma donation requirements:
- You'll need an extensive medical history to prove that you are healthy enough to donate and not have underlying medical conditions or diseases.
- You have to weigh more than 110 lbs.
- You need to be between the ages of 18 and 65.
- You will need a physical to prove you are healthy enough.
- You will have to have a negative test for viruses such as HIV, hepatitis, etc.
- If you have diabetes, you can still donate plasma if it is under control and well-maintained.
Donating After COVID
Are you wondering if you can donate plasma after having COVID or the COVID vaccine? This is a valid question. With so many people having COVID and considering that the virus affects the blood negatively, it has probably left a lot of people wondering if they can donate.
- Yes, you can donate plasma after getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
- If you have had COVID-19 (and successfully recovered), your plasma has antibodies to help others fight the virus.
- COVID-19 plasma is also called "convalescent plasma."
Who Cannot Donate?
What you may not know is that some people cannot donate plasma. Certain factors might prohibit a person from donating. Here's a list to see if you can be qualified as a donor.
- Cannot be underweight.
- Cannot have transmissible diseases.
- Should not be on any medication.
- Should not have low iron in the blood.
- Should not be sick.
Can You Donate to Multiple Plasma Centers?
Donation centers and the American Red Cross try to make sure you only donate to one center so you're not losing more plasma than you should be. You can switch plasma donation centers. You can't donate to more than one at a time.
The table below shows some donation centers in California that accept plasma donations.
|Donation Center||Address||Phone Number|
|CSL Plasma - National City||8 N Euclid Ave Suite 8-10
National City, CA 91950
|BioLife Plasma Donation Center - Corona||1160 El Camino Ave. Corona, CA 92879||951-460-4202|
|American Red Cross Santa Ana Blood Donation Center||600 Parkcenter Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92705
|American Red Cross Pomona Blood Donation Center||100 Red Cross Circle
Pomona, CA 91768
|American Red Cross Laguna Hills Blood Donation Center||22971 Mill Creek Drive
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Tips for choosing the right place:
- Let DoNotPay help you find the right place close to your location.
- If for any reason, you do not like the place that you chose, you may use the Clinical Trials product again to find a different one.
How Can DoNotPay Help You Become a Donor?
There are three simple steps to discover how to donate plasma.
We can help with the entire process of , from how much you'll get paid and how long the plasma donation process takes. Follow these easy directions to start donating plasma today and get paid for it.
- Search "plasma donations" on DoNotPay and find the nearest donation clinic through our clinical trials product.
- Select the "Contact Now" button to learn more about eligibility criteria, contact the clinic with questions, or sign up for first-time donor bonuses.
- Verify your information and submit your inquiry! DoNotPay will contact the clinic on your behalf and ensure your questions get answered.